In 2019, ME-TECH will take place in Abu Dhabi, for the first time, with AD­NOC as a strate­gic part­ner. AD­NOC Group will play a piv­otal role in the event and will give sev­eral pre­sen­ta­tions, which will be ex­tremely valu­able for par­tic­i­pants

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Since ME-TECH was launched by Euro Petroleum Con­sul­tants (EPC) in Fe­bru­ary 2011, the oil and gas in­dus­try, in par­tic­u­lar, and the econ­omy, in gen­eral, has ex­pe­ri­enced many changes.

In 2014, oil prices slumped to their low­est level in many years and the re­ver­ber­a­tions were felt by ev­ery­one in the in­dus­try – pro­duc­ers, ven­dors and es­pe­cially ser­vice providers in­volved in the pro­vi­sion of train­ing and con­fer­ences. How­ever, through­out these pe­ri­ods of un­cer­tainty, the ME-TECH con­fer­ence has man­aged to re­tain its high stan­dard, size and loyal fol­low­ing – never veer­ing from its ob­jec­tive of pre­sent­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ments in or­der to help re­fin­ers and petro­chem­i­cal com­pa­nies keep up-to-date with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ments that can as­sist them to re­main com­pet­i­tive and pro­duce higher qual­ity prod­ucts.

Tamimah Dha­her, gen­eral man­ager of EPC Mid­dle East, the or­gan­iser of the ME-TECH se­ries, ex­plained how the or­gan­i­sa­tion has man­aged to achieve this. “Our key dif­fer­en­tia­tor is that EPC is pri­mar­ily a tech­ni­cal con­sul­tancy. Since our es­tab­lish­ment in Lon­don in 1996, we have acted as a trusted ad­vi­sor to many re­fin­ers and petro­chem­i­cal pro­duc­ers, with a team of en­gi­neers and spe­cial­ists pro­vid­ing ser­vices such as in­de­pen­dent anal­y­sis of project eco­nom­ics, eval­u­a­tion and rec­om­men­da­tion of li­cen­sors, anal­y­sis of se­lected tech­nolo­gies and su­per­vi­sion of ba­sic and de­tailed en­gi­neer­ing, to name a few. This puts us in the en­vi­able po­si­tion of be­ing a peer to our clients rather than ‘just’ an event or­gan­iser.”

“We have al­ways said that ME-TECH is a con­fer­ence de­signed by chem­i­cal en­gi­neers for chem­i­cal en­gi­neers. We work hard to drive the qual­ity of our events in terms of knowl­edge shar­ing and in­for­ma­tion ex­change, and to en­sure a pos­i­tive ROI for our clients by cre­at­ing a plat­form for tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies and other ser­vice providers to en­gage mean­ing­fully with their tar­get au­di­ence.”

It is this ded­i­ca­tion that has given Euro Petroleum Con­sul­tants a rep­u­ta­tion amongst end-users as a lead­ing con­fer­ence provider and why com­pa­nies such as KNPC and KIPIC have part­nered with them to or­gan­ise their own events.

Tamimah added: “Yes, we are very lucky and proud of the faith that our part­ners in Kuwait have placed in us and we shall be or­gan­is­ing for KNPC and KIPIC the 2nd in­ter­na­tional sym­po­sium on residue hy­drotreat­ing (Resid­hy­drotreat 2019). Watch this space for more ex­cit­ing news in store for 2019!”

Pre­sen­ta­tions will also be made by ma­jor re­gional op­er­a­tors, in­clud­ing Saudi Aramco, SABIC, KNPC, KIPIC, Duqm Re­fin­ery and Bapco. Honey­well UOP and Wood will be host­ing pre-con­fer­ence sem­i­nars for end-users, on 26 Fe­bru­ary and this will be fol­lowed by the two-day ME-TECH fo­rum dur­ing 27-28 Fe­bru­ary. The event will be held at St Regis Re­sort on Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Sü­ley­man Öz­men from shell global so­lu­tions makes a key­note speech at ME-TECH 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

At ME-TECH 2018, Steve Bee­ston presents Wood’s Modus tech­nol­ogy for mon­esti­saton of re­fin­ery gas streams.

At ME-TECH 2018, EPC’S Valentin Kot­lomin presents an over­view of the poly­olefin mar­ket.

Bech­tel’s Rashid Iqbal speaks about the com­plex­i­ties of re­fin­ery-petro­chem­i­cal in­te­gra­tion at ME-TECH 2018.

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